Police investigate criminal damage to pensioner’s property

The fire extinguisher which was thrown at the pensioner's property.
The fire extinguisher which was thrown at the pensioner's property.

Police are appealing for information after a fire extinguisher was thrown into the rear garden of a pensioner’s property in Ballymena, causing damage to a greenhouse.

Detailing the incident, a PSNI spokesperson said: “At some point between 5pm on Saturday, February 18 and 9am on Sunday, February 19 this fire extinguisher was thrown into the rear of a garden on Carnduff Drive, Ballymena from the Church Street Carpark area. The elderly owner of this property had a large greenhouse, which has had four glass panels on its roof broken due to this.

“Not only is somewhere now without a life-saving fire safety device, but a pensioner also has to replace these expensive panels. Not such a funny joke in most people’s opinion.

“Were you in the area? Did you see anyone carrying a fire extinguisher? Can you help us identify the persons involved? If you can help us in any way, please contact Ballymena Station or crimestoppers anonymously, quoting ref 529 19/2/17.”